West Brom Yemeni Youngsters help feed the poor

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Yemeni Community Association raise cash for East Africa

YOUNG people from the Yemeni Community Association in Sandwell supported by Sandwell young people’s services have now raised £4,200 for Islamic Relief to aid famine victims in Somalia.

The young people organised a series of events including a family fun day, charity car wash and auction.

 YCA Youth Officer, Ahmed Alkash, said: “At times when a minority of young people are involved in negative activity, it is inspiring to see young people coming together to help those affected by the worst food crisis of the 21st century.

“I just want to say thank you to all the young people and businesses that made the family fun day a great success.”

Zeshaan Ali, Islamic Relief West Midlands Fundraiser, said: “It is absolutely fantastic to see the young people from the community engaged in such positive activities and raising over £4,000 for the East Africa Crisis.

“This is an incredible amount and will benefit many people in the famine hit regions, including saving lives, providing food, water and medical help.

“Without the support of groups like the Yemeni Community Association in Sandwell and Sandwell Council, Islamic Relief wouldn’t be able to reach and help the people it does. We are very grateful for their efforts and everybody in Sandwell should be proud of these fine young adults.”

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